The girl who accused Nelly of rape earlier this month has requested police to drop their investigation into the rapper as a result of she “believes the system goes to fail her.”
In a letter dated Friday, the lady’s lawyer stated she regretted calling 911 and reporting that the rapper had raped her on his tour bus after a live performance in Auburn, Washington, on Oct. 7. Nelly was arrested shortly after she known as 911 at three:48 a.m. and booked into jail on suspicion of sexual assault. He was launched from custody because the investigation continues, and no expenses have been filed.
Within the letter, lawyer Karen Koehler stated the lady stands by every little thing she instructed police. However, she stated she won’t be testifying in any legal case, and she or he requested authorities to halt proceedings.
“We don’t stay in a society the place a 21-year-old faculty scholar can really feel secure sufficient to pursue legal expenses towards a celeb for an alleged rape,” Koehler wrote.
The Auburn Police Division will proceed to research if any crime occurred, Commander Steve Stocker instructed BuzzFeed Information.
“As quickly as we’re executed with the investigation, we’ll be referring it to the prosecutors,” he stated, including that would happen subsequent week. “The detectives have been working very laborious on it.”
Koehler described what occurred to the lady after she known as 911: She was interviewed and detained, then taken to a hospital for a rape equipment. When she returned house, she was “besieged” by textual content messages and information articles detailing the incident, Koehler stated, then she was known as by a reporter.
“As she cries alone in her condominium with mounting hysteria, she’s going to be taught that the superstar and his lawyer are issuing public statements that her ‘allegation is devoid of credibility and is motivated by greed and vindictiveness.’ That her agenda is ‘cash, fame and notoriety,'” Koehler stated.
Along with statements from Nelly’s lawyer, the rapper personally denied he raped the lady in a sequence of tweets.
The girl additionally felt police had compromised her privateness throughout the investigation, Koehler stated. On Monday, she met with police and the prosecutor’s workplace to offer her assertion. Although a detective assured her that the assembly wouldn’t be disclosed till the investigation was over, the Auburn Police Division stated in an announcement on Tuesday that she had met with police and prosecutors.
“Persons are saying horrible issues already,” Koehler stated. “She can’t deal with this. She is about to interrupt. She needs to shut the door. She needs this to finish. She simply can’t bear it.”
Nelly’s lawyer Scott Rosenblum stated the lady’s resolution was a welcome one, however he believed she owed Nelly a public apology — reiterating the rapper’s assertion that the allegations have been fully unfaithful. He added Nelly was contemplating different authorized motion towards the lady.
“Her reckless accusation, as soon as investigated completely, was uncovered for what it was — a fabrication,” Rosenblum instructed BuzzFeed Information. “A fabrication that has brought about Nelly and his household to undergo emotionally and financially. It’s not sufficient. Such a reckless allegation is an affront to girls who’re actual victims of sexual assault.”
Koehler added that she hopes sometime it will not take experiences from dozens of girls for allegations of assault to be believed, presumably alluding to scandals surrounding Invoice Cosby and Harvey Weinstein. For now, her consumer shall be making an attempt to get again to her life.
“She by no means wished notoriety. She by no means wished a dime from that man,” Koehler stated. “She needs to return to highschool and to graduate. And this she can’t do if she stays hidden in her room, crying her coronary heart out.”